Bacterium Linked to Crohn’s Disease to Be Removed From Milk in UK – (11-02-00)

Bacterium Linked to Crohn’s Disease to Be Removed From Milk in UK My gosh…how much more evidence do we need???? Cow’s milk is NOT good for us. Loaded with hormones and antibiotics, a very common allergen, may actually contribute to fractures instead of protect, linked to Type I diabetes in children, and now this? When […]

Cannabidiol is anti-arthritic in murine collagen-induced arthritis – (09-18-00)

Cannabidiol is anti-arthritic in murine collagen-induced arthritis This article talks about the non-psychoactive component of cannibas being used orally as a treatment for arthritis. It was shown to lower TNF levels…the same messenger that the new expensive drugs for Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis lower. PNAS — Abstracts: Malfait et al. 97 (17): 9561 Read […]

Butyrate inhibits inflammation: implications for Crohn’s disease – (09-14-00)

Butyrate inhibits inflammation: implications for Crohn’s disease More and more articles are being published support the role of butyrate in reducing severity and/or flare ups of gastrointestinal disorders. Remember that butyrate is produced when GOOD bacteria digest the fiber that we consume. Gut — Abstracts: Segain et al. 47 (3): 397 Read entire article here

Fatty acids reduce movement of protein across intestinal epithelium – (08-10-00)

Fatty acids reduce movement of protein across intestinal epithelium It is common knowledge that fish oil can help with Crohn’s disease. This article suggests a mechanism for this benefit. Certain good fats can stabilize the gastrointestinal tract’s ability to keep bad stuff out of the body. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 15 (6), 626-631 Both […]

Low Microparticle Diet Shows Promise in Crohn’s Disease – (03-22-01)

Low Microparticle Diet Shows Promise in Crohn’s Disease This study took patients with Crohn’s disease off of all inorganic molecules, with titanium dioxide being one of the chemicals (titanium dioxide is a commonly used food additive). So, basically, these patients were put on a whole-food, low processed diet. This is ALWAYS a recommendation for just […]

T lymphopaenia in relation to BMI and TNF-a in human obesity – (04-09-01)

T lymphopaenia in relation to BMI and TNF-a in human obesity This is a nice article suggesting one way to lower TNF-alpha levels via weight loss. With the new class of drugs used for rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease that block TNF-alpha action this is a refreshing article showing natural, healthy ways to have the […]

Anti-TNF, IL-10, antibiotics in indometacin-induced bowel inflammation – (10-18-01)

Anti-TNF, IL-10, antibiotics in indometacin-induced bowel inflammation This is an interesting article that implicates both TNF-alpha and anaerobic bacteria in the development of Crohn’s disease. So we are using fancy new drugs to block TNF-alpha (we all know my opinion on THIS one…); where is the other half of the therapy designed to address to […]

M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis as one cause of Crohn’s disease – (03-01-01)

M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis as one cause of Crohn’s disease Crohn’s disease has the potential to be a devastating autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own GI tract. Like many other chronic diseases, much emphasis has been placed on finding an ineffective etiology to the onset of this disease. This overall supports this ineffective […]

Aging, Immunity, and Cancer – (01-02-01)

Aging, Immunity, and Cancer This is a review of the current literature supporting the idea that our immune system is constantly fighting off cancer, and it is the slowing of the immune system response with age that increases our risk for cancer. This really does shed new light on many new therapies coming out that […]

T cell reactivity to microbial antigens, collagen in RA after new meds – (01-18-01)

T cell reactivity to microbial antigens, collagen in RA after new meds Etanercept is the new drug being used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. I have always been concerned at the effects of blocking the action of TNF-gamma in the body. A more rational approach would be to use natural methods to block […]